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The Departed (2006)

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An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Alan Mak | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Billy
Matt Damon ... Colin
Jack Nicholson ... Costello
Mark Wahlberg ... Dignam
Martin Sheen ... Queenan
Ray Winstone ... Mr. French
Vera Farmiga ... Madolyn
Anthony Anderson ... Brown
Alec Baldwin ... Ellerby
Kevin Corrigan ... Cousin Sean
James Badge Dale ... Barrigan
David O'Hara ... Fitzy (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Mark Rolston ... Delahunt
Robert Wahlberg ... Lazio (FBI)
Kristen Dalton ... Gwen
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Storyline

In this crime-action tour de force, the South Boston state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Underhanded See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Vera Farmiga starred in Orphan (2009), produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. See more »

Goofs

(at around 55 mins) When Costigan meets with Queenan and Dignam under the bridge, Dignam's hair is messed up. From behind, his hair is perfectly straight. See more »

Quotes

Bookie Harassed by French: I'm in the hole, I pay him two grand a week. There's no profit, I pay him two grand a week.
Mr. French: Well make more fuckin' money. This is America. You don't make money, then you're a fuckin' douchebag.
[pulls out gun]
Mr. French: Now what you ganna do?
[kicks him]
Bookie Harassed by French: I'll make more money!
Mr. French: That's the spirit!
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the film was given a UA (parental guidance) certificate for video release after a total of 14 cuts to violence and language were made. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Leonardo DiCaprio Performances (2012) See more »

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Sancta Maria
from the film The Informer (1935)
Written by Max Steiner
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13 July 2020 | by yorktown_hawkSee all my reviews

Brilliantly adapted. Accents can be a little hammed up, but you get used to it. Actor selection was perfect. Shoutout to Alec Baldwin for his subtle comedy performance. The love story within the main plot was a typical pointless Hollywood requirement that added nothing to the movie and could have been removed and no one would have noticed. You'll always pick up something new every time you watch it.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Departed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,887,467, 8 October 2006

Gross USA:

$132,384,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$291,465,373
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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